GREENSBURG — A local movie will represent the Southwest Kansas region at the Tallgrass Film Festival next week. "Rabbits," a short film directed by Patrick Clement, was shot in Kiowa, Comanche and Barber counties last summer. 

The film, about a Kansas farmer at the turn-of-the-century, shot on-location at Galen Nichols’ "Triple Lake Ranch," the Franklin Rose Homestead along US Highway 183 and inside the Smith Cabin at The Carry Nation Home and Stockade Museum in Medicine Lodge. 

"The film is soulful and complicated, just like Kansans," said Clement in a press release.

"Rabbits" will screen on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Ruffin Auditorium in downtown Wichita as part of the Timothy Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers. 

The film has previously screened at the Reykjavik International Film Festival, Free State Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, Black Cat Picture Show and the Asheville Film Festival where it won Best Picture.

Clement is the former editor of the Kiowa County Signal in Greensburg, a University of Kansas Film Graduate and a current Directing MFA Candidate at Columbia University in New York City.